Fish & Game Club

Fish & Game Club LogoWelcome New Members

The HVL Fish & Game Club invites residents to join in the fun! You don’t have to fish to be a member. Some members are hunting enthusiasts or enjoy boating, golf, and other outdoor activities. Many of our meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of outdoor topics. The club takes a special interest in getting youth involved in outdoor activities. All of us care deeply about the lakes and natural environment, both here in HVL and elsewhere.

In addition to club business and social interaction, meetings include food, snacks and beverages – all for $30 a year. We hope to see many new faces!

Scroll down for Tournament Schedules and results. View the HVL Events Calendar.


Officers

President: Dave Ryberg, 513-478-7251
Vice President: Tom Saltsman, 513-560-0315
Treasurer: Tom Derrick, 937-478-3576
Secretary: Mike Seipel, 513-637-1123

Meetings

First Tuesday of each month – 7:30 p.m.
April through October at Upper Beach Shelter
November through March in HVL Community Room
Dues – $30/ year

Activities

Lake Enhancement Projects
Environmental improvements, such as Clean Up America Project
Support for HVL residents
Guest Speakers
Kids Fishing Derby
Outdoor Education
Fishing Tournaments (schedule below)
Seniors Weekday Tournaments (schedule below)
Sponsor of a Junior BASS Tournament
Golf Outing
Christmas Party
Assist Lakes & Parks Committee on Lake Management


2017 Dates

Tuesday, August 8Lake Treatment
Saturday, September 16 – Fish & Game Golf Scramble | Sugar Ridge Golf Course
Saturday, December 9Christmas Party



June Tournament Results

Grandparent/Grandchild Tournament - June 2017
Grandparent/Grandchild Tournament – June 2017

A “Grand” Day for F&G Seniors

June 13 – The HVL Fish & Game Club’s senior fishermen held their first grandparent/grandchild fishing tourney. Although getting more kids involved in fishing was one goal, adults and youth spending quality time together was just as rewarding.

The event was actually open not only to grandparents/grandchildren, but to any F&G senior member and young fishermen who wanted to team up for a fun-filled morning on HVL’s main lake.

Senior tournament organizers Sam Maxfield and Shirley Jones hope the event will grow in the future to include many more young anglers. All who took part in this year’s tourney all said it was an exciting morning, even with the storm that forced an early end to the fishing. Pizza and snacks at the upper beach shelter topped off the day. Prizes were given for a variety of catches.


Ken Horn
Ken Horn
Robbie Flowers
Robbie Flowers

June 10 – The team of Chris Ludwig and Dave Huebner won with 4 bass weighing 9.38 lbs. They also took big bass honors with a 2.8 lb. largemouth. Gary Bright and fishing partner Dave Miller took second place with a 4 bass limit tipping the scale at 7.5 lbs. Bill Schaefer and Mike Asbach finished third, and the father/son team of Butch and Marco Mikesell claimed the 4th place prize.

June 19 – Fishing alone, Ken Horn weighed in 10.10 lbs. of bass in the Senior Tourney. He also took big bass honors with a 4 lb. largemouth. Ken used a variety of presentations to outwit HVL’s sometimes reluctant bass.

June 24 – Robbie Flowers took both first place and big bass honors. Sam Maxfield and Shirley Jones placed second.


Fishing Tips

Try fishing early in the morning and in the evening. Night fishing can be good too, but be sure to have the proper safety equipment. You’ll need Coast Guard-approved life vests and appropriate lighting if fishing from a boat. Loud and noisy lures work well.

Bait

Redworms, waxworms, nightcrawlers, crickets, and minnows are all excellent baits for fishing in HVL. Panfish bass and catfish love them. We are fortunate to have Wormies Bait Shop just down the road. Many of these baits can even be found in your yard. Remember, don’t put your unused minnows in any of the lakes as you might be putting in an unwanted species.

Zebra Mussel Prevention

Keep Hidden Valley Lake free of invasive species.

Inspect – Thoroughly inspect your boat’s hull, drive unit, trim plates, trolling plates, prop guards, transducers, centerboards, rollers, axles, anchor, anchor rope and trailer. Scrape off and trash any suspected mussels, however small. Remove all water weeds hanging from the boat or trailer before leaving any water body. Aquatic vegetation can carry mussels.

Drain – Drain water from the motor, livewell, bilge and transom wells and any other water from your boat and equipment while on land before leaving any water body.

Dump – Trash leftover bait on land, away from water, before leaving any water body. Leftover live aquatic bait that has contacted infested waters should not be taken to uninfested waters.

Rinse – When you get home – before launching your boat into uninfested waters – thoroughly rinse and dry the hull, drive unit, livewells (and livewell pumping system), bilge, trailer, bait buckets, engine cooling system and other boat parts that got wet while in infested waters; use a hard spray from a garden hose.

Dry – Boats, motors and trailers should be allowed to dry thoroughly in the sun for at least five days before boating again.


Tournament Directors

2017 HVL FISH AND GAME CLUB TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

DATE TIME BASS MIN. LENGTH NOTES
Saturday, March 18, 2017 10 – 4 15 March 25 rain date
Saturday, April 08, 2017 8 – 2 15
Saturday, April 22, 2017 7 – 1 15
Sunday, April 23, 2017 7 – 1 15 Picnic
Sunday, May 07, 2017 6 – NOON 15
Saturday, May 20, 2017 6 – NOON 15
Saturday, June 10, 2017 6 – NOON 15
Saturday, June 24, 2017 6 – NOON 15
Friday, July 07, 2017 7 P.M. – 1 A.M. 14
Sunday, July 23, 2017 6 – NOON 14 **Added for 2017
Friday, August 04, 2017 7 P.M. – 1 A.M. 14
Saturday, August 19, 2017 6 – NOON 14
Saturday, September 09, 2017 7 – 1 14
Saturday, September 23, 2017 7 – 1 14
Sunday, October 08, 2017 8 – 2 14
Saturday, October 21, 2017 8 – 2 14
Sunday, October 22, 2017 8 – 2 14 Picnic

Senior Tournament Directors

Must be 50 or over – *Entry Fee $10 (includes refreshments)

  • All HVL and F&G rules apply. HVL-4 bass limit
  • March – June 15” length* / July-Nov. 14” length
  • Brookville – 5 bass/14” length * Ohio River- 5 bass/12” length

Coast Guard approved life vests must be worn when main engine is on.

2017 HVL FISH AND GAME CLUB SENIOR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

DATE TIME LOCATION
Thursday, March 30, 2017 10 – 4 HVL
Thursday, April 13, 2017 8 – 2 Batesville (Bischoff Res.)
Friday, April 28, 2017 8 – 2 HVL
Thursday, May 11, 2017 8 – 2 Brookville (Bonwell Ramp)
Tuesday, May 30, 2017  6 – 10 p.m. HVL
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 8 – 2 HVL*Parent-Child/Grandparent-Grandchild
Monday, June 19, 2017 7 – 1 HVL
Monday, July 10, 2017 7 – 1 HVL
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7 – 11 p.m. HVL
Friday, August 11, 2017 7 – 1 HVL
Wednesday, August 30, 2017  6 – 10 p.m. HVL
Thursday, September 14, 2017 7 – 1 HVL
Friday, September 29, 2017 8 – 2 HVL *PANFISH
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8 – 2 Brookville (Bonwell Ramp)
Thursday, October 26, 2017 8 – 2 Ohio River (Tanners Creek)
Monday, November 06, 2017 8 – 2 HVL* Food afterward